Research Part 4: Opportunities from Reinventing Business Checking Accounts

  Editor’s Note: This is the fourth and final part in our series exploring market research we commissioned with financial services firm Cornerstone Advisors to get a state of market view through the eyes of SMB leaders across the country. Our main goal was to understand their challenges now and how community financial institutions could…

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Rethinking the Small Business Checking Playbook

By Dave DeFazio This article was previously published on BankDirector.com Even before interest rates rose, community banks and credit unions were battling megabanks, regional banks and the new wave of digital banks and fintechs to keep and attract traditional retail and small business checking account customers. This battle is for only a small percentage of…

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Navigating Beyond the “Free Checking” Era in Business Checking

By Dave DeFazio The era of simply offering a free checking account for business checking customers is done. And community FIs’ biggest competitors – megabanks and digital banks – are well aware of that. They’ve been busy adding value to their business checking accounts, especially in the past few years. Unfortunately, it’s not the same…

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